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Danielle
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5/23/2016 12:07:52 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
Would anyone be interested in debating any of the following topics? My positions are stated.

Society / Education
Homework should not be required (Pro)
Sexual Education should be taught in public school (Pro)
Abstinence-Only sex education should be abolished (Pro)
Evolution ought to be taught as fact in public school (Pro)
Student athletes ought to be paid (Pro)

Society / Morality
Morality is not absolute (Pro)
Dog fighting should be legal (Pro)
Animal abuse should be legal (Pro)
High-Kill shelters should not be abolished (Pro)
Parents should not use corporal punishment (Pro)
"Safe Spaces" should be discouraged (Pro)
Cultural appropriation has more pros than cons (Pro)
Resolved: the pursuit of scientific knowledge ought to be constrained by concern for societal good (Con)
Human genetic engineering is morally justified (Pro)
Religion should not play a large role in modern societies (Pro)
Gay parents should be allowed to adopt children (Pro)
Gay parents should have equal/full protection as heterosexual parents (Pro)
Polygamy ought to be legal in the United States (Pro)
Athletes deserve higher pay than military personnel (Pro)
The Koch brothers do more good than harm (Pro)

Economics / Politics
The minimum wage should be abolished (Pro)
A flat tax would be preferable to progressive tax (Pro)
Capitalism is superior to Socialism (Pro)
Anarcho-Capitalism is superior to Anarcho-Communism (Pro)
Capitalism is the most just economic system (Pro)
World War II did not end the Great Depression (Pro)
Free Trade (Pro)
The U.S. should return to the Gold Standard (Pro)
The Federal Reserve should be audited (Pro)
The Federal Reserve should be abolished (Pro)

Morality / Politics
Laws which protect citizens from themselves are justified (Con)
Euthanasia should be legal (Pro)
Mandatory sterilization is unethical (Pro)
Transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice (Pro)
Banning Muslims from immigrating is unjust (Pro)
The U.S. should not promote democracy in the Middle East (Pro)
Just governments ought to ensure food security for their citizens (Con)
In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice (Pro)
Military conscription is always unjust (Pro)
In a democratic society, felons ought to retain the right to vote (Pro)
On balance, violent revolution is a just response to political oppression (Pro)
The use of the state's power of eminent domain to promote private enterprise is unjust (Pro)
Nationalism does more harm than good (Pro)
Businesses should have the right to discriminate (Pro)
The North should have let the South secede (Pro)

Politics
Gary Johnson is a better candidate for POTUS than ______ (Pro)
The USFG should not construct a border fence (Pro)
The USFG should adopt a policy of military isolationism (Pro)
The USFG should significantly reduce its military in size and scope (Pro)
The government should not use corporal punishment (Pro)
The USFG should end the War on Drugs (Pro)
The world should not aspire to a single world government (Pro)
Voting should not be compulsory (Pro)
Banning Muslims from immigrating is Unconstitutional (Pro)
The "right to be forgotten" from Internet searches ought to be a civil right (Con)
Developing countries should prioritize environmental protection over resource extraction when the two are in conflict (Con)
Oppressive government is more desirable than no government (Con)
The United States ought to guarantee universal health care for its citizens (Con)
A government has the obligation to lessen the economic gap between its rich and poor citizens (Con)
Texas should secede from the USFG (Pro)
The USFG should not provide tuition-free college (Pro)

Philosophy
Ideological diversity is a virtue (Pro)
Existence is pre-determined; Determinism is more logical than Free Will (Pro)
Graffiti has artistic merit (Pro)
Astrology and/or New Age mysticism is unscientific (Pro)
There is a fundamental rift between science and religion (Pro)
Free Will and Determinism are incompatible (Pro)
Words and concepts do not have objective meaning (Pro)
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5/23/2016 12:48:43 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 12:07:52 AM, Danielle wrote:
Would anyone be interested in debating any of the following topics? My positions are stated.

Society / Education
Homework should not be required (Pro)
Sexual Education should be taught in public school (Pro)
Abstinence-Only sex education should be abolished (Pro)
Evolution ought to be taught as fact in public school (Pro)
Student athletes ought to be paid (Pro)

Society / Morality
Morality is not absolute (Pro)
Dog fighting should be legal (Pro)
Animal abuse should be legal (Pro)
High-Kill shelters should not be abolished (Pro)
Parents should not use corporal punishment (Pro)
"Safe Spaces" should be discouraged (Pro)
Cultural appropriation has more pros than cons (Pro)
Resolved: the pursuit of scientific knowledge ought to be constrained by concern for societal good (Con)
Human genetic engineering is morally justified (Pro)
Religion should not play a large role in modern societies (Pro)
Gay parents should be allowed to adopt children (Pro)
Gay parents should have equal/full protection as heterosexual parents (Pro)
Polygamy ought to be legal in the United States (Pro)
Athletes deserve higher pay than military personnel (Pro)
The Koch brothers do more good than harm (Pro)

Economics / Politics
The minimum wage should be abolished (Pro)
A flat tax would be preferable to progressive tax (Pro)
Capitalism is superior to Socialism (Pro)
Anarcho-Capitalism is superior to Anarcho-Communism (Pro)
Capitalism is the most just economic system (Pro)
World War II did not end the Great Depression (Pro)
Free Trade (Pro)
The U.S. should return to the Gold Standard (Pro)
The Federal Reserve should be audited (Pro)
The Federal Reserve should be abolished (Pro)


Morality / Politics
Laws which protect citizens from themselves are justified (Con)
Euthanasia should be legal (Pro)
Mandatory sterilization is unethical (Pro)
Transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice (Pro)
Banning Muslims from immigrating is unjust (Pro)
The U.S. should not promote democracy in the Middle East (Pro)
Just governments ought to ensure food security for their citizens (Con)
In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice (Pro)
Military conscription is always unjust (Pro)
In a democratic society, felons ought to retain the right to vote (Pro)
On balance, violent revolution is a just response to political oppression (Pro)
The use of the state's power of eminent domain to promote private enterprise is unjust (Pro)
Nationalism does more harm than good (Pro)
Businesses should have the right to discriminate (Pro)
The North should have let the South secede (Pro)

Politics
Gary Johnson is a better candidate for POTUS than ______ (Pro)
The USFG should not construct a border fence (Pro)
The USFG should adopt a policy of military isolationism (Pro)
The USFG should significantly reduce its military in size and scope (Pro)
The government should not use corporal punishment (Pro)
The USFG should end the War on Drugs (Pro)
The world should not aspire to a single world government (Pro)
Voting should not be compulsory (Pro)
Banning Muslims from immigrating is Unconstitutional (Pro)
The "right to be forgotten" from Internet searches ought to be a civil right (Con)
Developing countries should prioritize environmental protection over resource extraction when the two are in conflict (Con)
Oppressive government is more desirable than no government (Con)
The United States ought to guarantee universal health care for its citizens (Con)
A government has the obligation to lessen the economic gap between its rich and poor citizens (Con)
Texas should secede from the USFG (Pro)
The USFG should not provide tuition-free college (Pro)

Philosophy
Ideological diversity is a virtue (Pro)
Existence is pre-determined; Determinism is more logical than Free Will (Pro)
Graffiti has artistic merit (Pro)
Astrology and/or New Age mysticism is unscientific (Pro)
There is a fundamental rift between science and religion (Pro)
Free Will and Determinism are incompatible (Pro)
Words and concepts do not have objective meaning (Pro)

I am interested in debating the topic existence is pre-determined.
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5/23/2016 7:50:31 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 12:07:52 AM, Danielle wrote:
Would anyone be interested in debating any of the following topics? My positions are stated.

Society / Education
Homework should not be required (Pro)
Sexual Education should be taught in public school (Pro)
Abstinence-Only sex education should be abolished (Pro)
Evolution ought to be taught as fact in public school (Pro)
Student athletes ought to be paid (Pro)

Society / Morality
Morality is not absolute (Pro)
Dog fighting should be legal (Pro)
Animal abuse should be legal (Pro)
High-Kill shelters should not be abolished (Pro)
Parents should not use corporal punishment (Pro)
"Safe Spaces" should be discouraged (Pro)
--- Goooooood.
Cultural appropriation has more pros than cons (Pro)
Resolved: the pursuit of scientific knowledge ought to be constrained by concern for societal good (Con)
Human genetic engineering is morally justified (Pro)
Religion should not play a large role in modern societies (Pro)
Gay parents should be allowed to adopt children (Pro)
Gay parents should have equal/full protection as heterosexual parents (Pro)
Polygamy ought to be legal in the United States (Pro)
Athletes deserve higher pay than military personnel (Pro)
The Koch brothers do more good than harm (Pro)
--- I'm glad to see you believe this. They have donated so much money to non-political charities, and fought so hard against the Patriot Act.

Economics / Politics
The minimum wage should be abolished (Pro)
A flat tax would be preferable to progressive tax (Pro)
--- I agree. I'm curious to hear your thoughts on it.
Capitalism is superior to Socialism (Pro)
--- I suppose it's hard to be an anarchist and believe in mass government. Milton Friedman once said free markets lead to free people.
Anarcho-Capitalism is superior to Anarcho-Communism (Pro)
Capitalism is the most just economic system (Pro)
--- God speed lol
World War II did not end the Great Depression (Pro)
Free Trade (Pro)
The U.S. should return to the Gold Standard (Pro)
The Federal Reserve should be audited (Pro)
The Federal Reserve should be abolished (Pro)
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5/23/2016 7:51:01 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
Mostly, I was bumping the thread so it wasn't lost on Page 2.
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5/23/2016 8:24:02 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
"The Koch brothers do more good than harm"

I really hope someone takes this. I'd love to see this debate done.
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5/23/2016 8:53:39 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 12:07:52 AM, Danielle wrote:
Dog fighting should be legal (Pro)

This is something I might be interested in.

I'm fairly sure Raisor has also expressed interest in debating this -- it would be awesome to see you debate Raisor.
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5/23/2016 12:58:41 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 12:07:52 AM, Danielle wrote:
Would anyone be interested in debating any of the following topics? My positions are stated.

I would debate you on these ones you mentioned...

Evolution ought to be taught as fact in public school (Pro)
(Depending on your definition of evolution)

Society / Morality
Morality is not absolute (Pro)
Religion should not play a large role in modern societies (Pro)
Gay parents should be allowed to adopt children (Pro)
Gay parents should have equal/full protection as heterosexual parents (Pro)
Polygamy ought to be legal in the United States (Pro)


Morality / Politics
Transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice (Pro)
The North should have let the South secede (Pro)

Philosophy
Words and concepts do not have objective meaning (Pro)

And I would also debate on the Christian God's existence which is my favorite topic.
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5/23/2016 1:24:19 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
There are a few I like in there. Military conscription being one.

I think I'd be playing devil's advocate on allowing the south to secede, but that I would switch to a more winnable position.

I don't like returning to the gold standard, I thinkbwe should go to something like bitcoin
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5/23/2016 1:27:27 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
Also parents should not use corporal punishment is stupid. Just because most people use it wrong and causes more harm than good, does not mean a few can't use it right. Lightly Smacking a 2 year olds hand when they try to grab a hot stove can teach them that it hurts to do that, while doing no damage.
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5/23/2016 1:29:27 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 1:24:19 PM, Wylted wrote:
There are a few I like in there. Military conscription being one.

I think I'd be playing devil's advocate on allowing the south to secede, but that I would switch to a more winnable position.

I don't like returning to the gold standard, I thinkbwe should go to something like bitcoin

Yeah the Gold Standard is questionable, but I like to challenge myself and it's preferable to the status quo. Bitcoin is problematic as well, so it'd be interesting to debate that in the future perhaps - maybe even on both sides. I actually have a whole list of topics (like at least 15) that I want to debate as both Pro and Con on for funsies.
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5/23/2016 1:31:03 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 1:27:27 PM, Wylted wrote:
Also parents should not use corporal punishment is stupid. Just because most people use it wrong and causes more harm than good, does not mean a few can't use it right. Lightly Smacking a 2 year olds hand when they try to grab a hot stove can teach them that it hurts to do that, while doing no damage.

I don't think smacking someone's hand away qualifies as a punishment so much as a deterrent. A punishment is retribution for something immoral that you did, not something that just puts you in danger.
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5/23/2016 1:36:22 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 7:51:01 AM, donald.keller wrote:
Mostly, I was bumping the thread so it wasn't lost on Page 2.

Thank you :) I have a busy day at work but I'll come back to this thread later.
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5/23/2016 1:42:44 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 1:31:03 PM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/23/2016 1:27:27 PM, Wylted wrote:
Also parents should not use corporal punishment is stupid. Just because most people use it wrong and causes more harm than good, does not mean a few can't use it right. Lightly Smacking a 2 year olds hand when they try to grab a hot stove can teach them that it hurts to do that, while doing no damage.

I don't think smacking someone's hand away qualifies as a punishment so much as a deterrent. A punishment is retribution for something immoral that you did, not something that just puts you in danger.

I guess nothing I do would ever qualify as punishment. It is all about safety. I'm not even smacking hands like that once they reach the age of reason.
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5/23/2016 1:43:49 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 12:07:52 AM, Danielle wrote:
Would anyone be interested in debating any of the following topics? My positions are stated.

Society / Education
Homework should not be required (Pro)
Sexual Education should be taught in public school (Pro)
Abstinence-Only sex education should be abolished (Pro)
Evolution ought to be taught as fact in public school (Pro)
Student athletes ought to be paid (Pro)

Society / Morality
Morality is not absolute (Pro)
Dog fighting should be legal (Pro)
Animal abuse should be legal (Pro)
High-Kill shelters should not be abolished (Pro)
Parents should not use corporal punishment (Pro)
"Safe Spaces" should be discouraged (Pro)
Cultural appropriation has more pros than cons (Pro)
Resolved: the pursuit of scientific knowledge ought to be constrained by concern for societal good (Con)
Human genetic engineering is morally justified (Pro)
Religion should not play a large role in modern societies (Pro)
Gay parents should be allowed to adopt children (Pro)
Gay parents should have equal/full protection as heterosexual parents (Pro)
Polygamy ought to be legal in the United States (Pro)
Athletes deserve higher pay than military personnel (Pro)
The Koch brothers do more good than harm (Pro)

Economics / Politics
The minimum wage should be abolished (Pro)
A flat tax would be preferable to progressive tax (Pro)
Capitalism is superior to Socialism (Pro)
Anarcho-Capitalism is superior to Anarcho-Communism (Pro)
Capitalism is the most just economic system (Pro)
World War II did not end the Great Depression (Pro)
Free Trade (Pro)
The U.S. should return to the Gold Standard (Pro)
The Federal Reserve should be audited (Pro)
The Federal Reserve should be abolished (Pro)


Morality / Politics
Laws which protect citizens from themselves are justified (Con)
Euthanasia should be legal (Pro)
Mandatory sterilization is unethical (Pro)
Transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice (Pro)
Banning Muslims from immigrating is unjust (Pro)
The U.S. should not promote democracy in the Middle East (Pro)
Just governments ought to ensure food security for their citizens (Con)
In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice (Pro)
Military conscription is always unjust (Pro)
In a democratic society, felons ought to retain the right to vote (Pro)
On balance, violent revolution is a just response to political oppression (Pro)
The use of the state's power of eminent domain to promote private enterprise is unjust (Pro)
Nationalism does more harm than good (Pro)
Businesses should have the right to discriminate (Pro)
The North should have let the South secede (Pro)

Politics
Gary Johnson is a better candidate for POTUS than ______ (Pro)
The USFG should not construct a border fence (Pro)
The USFG should adopt a policy of military isolationism (Pro)
The USFG should significantly reduce its military in size and scope (Pro)
The government should not use corporal punishment (Pro)
The USFG should end the War on Drugs (Pro)
The world should not aspire to a single world government (Pro)
Voting should not be compulsory (Pro)
Banning Muslims from immigrating is Unconstitutional (Pro)
The "right to be forgotten" from Internet searches ought to be a civil right (Con)
Developing countries should prioritize environmental protection over resource extraction when the two are in conflict (Con)
Oppressive government is more desirable than no government (Con)
The United States ought to guarantee universal health care for its citizens (Con)
A government has the obligation to lessen the economic gap between its rich and poor citizens (Con)
Texas should secede from the USFG (Pro)
The USFG should not provide tuition-free college (Pro)

Philosophy
Ideological diversity is a virtue (Pro)
Existence is pre-determined; Determinism is more logical than Free Will (Pro)
Graffiti has artistic merit (Pro)
Astrology and/or New Age mysticism is unscientific (Pro)
There is a fundamental rift between science and religion (Pro)
Free Will and Determinism are incompatible (Pro)
Words and concepts do not have objective meaning (Pro)

If I ever had time debating compatibilism would be fun. Or ancap vs ancom if I was feeling frisky.
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5/23/2016 2:19:52 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 1:43:49 PM, socialpinko wrote:
If I ever had time debating compatibilism would be fun. Or ancap vs ancom if I was feeling frisky.

Lol I feel strongly about (against) Compatabilism but I know it's the most popular theory regarding the concept, so it's a fun challenge for me to debate. I've also argued on behalf of Ancom... a few times I believe :) I knew those would be automatic losses cuz the site was overrun with Ancaps at the time, but meh. As I was saying to Wylted, there are a bunch of topics I could go either way on (debate-wise) and I'd like to argue both sides. That's for when I have more time though, since I'll probably have to put in some slight effort to play Devil's Advocate against myself. Hmm. But perhaps you'll take one of those.
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5/23/2016 2:26:10 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 2:19:52 PM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/23/2016 1:43:49 PM, socialpinko wrote:
If I ever had time debating compatibilism would be fun. Or ancap vs ancom if I was feeling frisky.

Lol I feel strongly about (against) Compatabilism but I know it's the most popular theory regarding the concept, so it's a fun challenge for me to debate.

I don't feel strongly either way honestly. I've moved so far away from this kind of philosophy that I wouldn't even care which side I argued for lol.

I've also argued on behalf of Ancom... a few times I believe :) I knew those would be automatic losses cuz the site was overrun with Ancaps at the time, but meh. As I was saying to Wylted, there are a bunch of topics I could go either way on (debate-wise) and I'd like to argue both sides. That's for when I have more time though, since I'll probably have to put in some slight effort to play Devil's Advocate against myself. Hmm. But perhaps you'll take one of those.

Yeah yer ancom debate with Kenyon was what brought to the site when I found it on a Google search. I'm strongly against ancap so if I took that side it would be devil's advocate but ancom is a bit broader a category since it encompasses several tendencies within the anti-cap left. So if I had time and found a strand that interests me enough to go through with it that would be awesome. But alas I work 60 hours a week and have a husband to feed now so time is of the essence. Perhaps at some point we could put it together though.
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5/23/2016 2:50:37 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
I'd be interested in debating you on the following topics out of this list (I've kept your stance in the brackets so logically I'll be affirming the opposite position if we are to debate on the topic):

Homework should not be required (Pro)
Student athletes ought to be paid (Pro)
Animal abuse should be legal (Pro)
The minimum wage should be abolished (Pro)
A flat tax would be preferable to progressive tax (Pro)
The U.S. should return to the Gold Standard (Pro)
Transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice (Pro)
Military conscription is always unjust (Pro)
Businesses should have the right to discriminate (Pro)

I don't mind any of these.
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5/23/2016 3:11:27 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 12:07:52 AM, Danielle wrote:
Animal abuse should be legal (Pro)
Laws which protect citizens from themselves are justified (Con)
I realise this is a bit late (since the queue is getting loooong), but can I debate either of these with you sometime during the summer?
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5/23/2016 3:12:42 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 3:11:27 PM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 5/23/2016 12:07:52 AM, Danielle wrote:
Animal abuse should be legal (Pro)
Laws which protect citizens from themselves are justified (Con)
I realise this is a bit late (since the queue is getting loooong), but can I debate either of these with you sometime during the summer?

Sure.
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5/23/2016 3:14:17 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 2:50:37 PM, famousdebater wrote:
I'd be interested in debating you on the following topics out of this list (I've kept your stance in the brackets so logically I'll be affirming the opposite position if we are to debate on the topic):

Homework should not be required (Pro)
Student athletes ought to be paid (Pro)
Animal abuse should be legal (Pro)
The minimum wage should be abolished (Pro)
A flat tax would be preferable to progressive tax (Pro)
The U.S. should return to the Gold Standard (Pro)
Transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice (Pro)
Military conscription is always unjust (Pro)
Businesses should have the right to discriminate (Pro)

I don't mind any of these.

Sure, let's do em all ;) But seriously take your pick. I have some preferences but even the ones I don't prefer would be a fun challenge.
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5/23/2016 3:15:00 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 2:26:10 PM, socialpinko wrote:
I don't feel strongly either way honestly. I've moved so far away from this kind of philosophy that I wouldn't even care which side I argued for lol.

I'm intrigued... so what the hell do you believe in that regard?
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5/23/2016 3:18:18 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 2:50:37 PM, famousdebater wrote:
I'd be interested in debating you on the following topics out of this list (I've kept your stance in the brackets so logically I'll be affirming the opposite position if we are to debate on the topic):

Homework should not be required (Pro)
Student athletes ought to be paid (Pro)
Animal abuse should be legal (Pro)
The minimum wage should be abolished (Pro)
A flat tax would be preferable to progressive tax (Pro)
The U.S. should return to the Gold Standard (Pro)
Transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice (Pro)
Military conscription is always unjust (Pro)
Businesses should have the right to discriminate (Pro)

I don't mind any of these.

You don't think transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice?

Debate me on that, then -- perhaps I can convince you.
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5/23/2016 3:33:37 PM
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At 5/23/2016 3:15:00 PM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/23/2016 2:26:10 PM, socialpinko wrote:
I don't feel strongly either way honestly. I've moved so far away from this kind of philosophy that I wouldn't even care which side I argued for lol.

I'm intrigued... so what the hell do you believe in that regard?

I'm anti-capitalist first and foremost. Communism to me encompasses any and all struggles against capitalism for popular control over society and its means. Different strands deal with things like allocation, social philosophy, moral community, and the like differently. I'm content to deal with issues of struggle and strategy more so than who divides what up after capitalism is gone. Seems kinda boring considering capitalism will at the very least exist until we're all dead. So to simplify j guess I'm more interested in what is to be done then how things should be.
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5/23/2016 3:36:34 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 3:18:18 PM, tejretics wrote:
You don't think transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice?

Of course I do. That's why it says I'm Pro...
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5/23/2016 3:37:08 PM
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At 5/23/2016 3:36:34 PM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/23/2016 3:18:18 PM, tejretics wrote:
You don't think transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice?

Of course I do. That's why it says I'm Pro...

I responded to famousdebater. He said he was interested in the topic, which either means he's Con or willing to argue Con.
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5/23/2016 3:38:23 PM
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At 5/23/2016 3:33:37 PM, socialpinko wrote:
I'm anti-capitalist first and foremost. Communism to me encompasses any and all struggles against capitalism for popular control over society and its means.

Interesting. I was more-so asking about where you stand on Determinism / Free Will / Compatabilism.

I'm more pro-capitalism than I once was. Ultimately I value property rights too much to veer as far left as communism of any kind, though I'm still open to syndicalism and pro-labor movements.
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5/23/2016 3:39:02 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 3:37:08 PM, tejretics wrote:
I responded to famousdebater. He said he was interested in the topic, which either means he's Con or willing to argue Con.

Oh. Whoops! My apologies I was skimming :)
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5/23/2016 3:39:04 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 3:36:34 PM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/23/2016 3:18:18 PM, tejretics wrote:
You don't think transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice?

Of course I do. That's why it says I'm Pro...

I think this was addressed to famousdebater
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5/23/2016 3:56:12 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 3:18:18 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 5/23/2016 2:50:37 PM, famousdebater wrote:
I'd be interested in debating you on the following topics out of this list (I've kept your stance in the brackets so logically I'll be affirming the opposite position if we are to debate on the topic):

Homework should not be required (Pro)
Student athletes ought to be paid (Pro)
Animal abuse should be legal (Pro)
The minimum wage should be abolished (Pro)
A flat tax would be preferable to progressive tax (Pro)
The U.S. should return to the Gold Standard (Pro)
Transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice (Pro)
Military conscription is always unjust (Pro)
Businesses should have the right to discriminate (Pro)

I don't mind any of these.

You don't think transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice?

Debate me on that, then -- perhaps I can convince you.

Maybe after I debate Danielle. Also, how would you define transsexual?
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5/23/2016 3:58:01 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 3:14:17 PM, Danielle wrote:
At 5/23/2016 2:50:37 PM, famousdebater wrote:
I'd be interested in debating you on the following topics out of this list (I've kept your stance in the brackets so logically I'll be affirming the opposite position if we are to debate on the topic):

Homework should not be required (Pro)
Student athletes ought to be paid (Pro)
Animal abuse should be legal (Pro)
The minimum wage should be abolished (Pro)
A flat tax would be preferable to progressive tax (Pro)
The U.S. should return to the Gold Standard (Pro)
Transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice (Pro)
Military conscription is always unjust (Pro)
Businesses should have the right to discriminate (Pro)

I don't mind any of these.

Sure, let's do em all ;) But seriously take your pick. I have some preferences but even the ones I don't prefer would be a fun challenge.

I'm intrigued to here your arguments on the animal abuse one so let's do that.
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